Sarah Palin was here Monday evening to hobnob with the upper crust of our county at the country club and raised a million bucks for McCain-Palin. To get in the door cost $2,500; a picture with her levied ten grand. Twenty-five grand netted an invite to a reception before dinner. Too rich for my blood. Joe Biden is coming here soon and it doesn't cost a nickel.
According to the local newspaper, she waxed poetic about Ohioans and our beloved Buckeyes. And she talked about the obligatory topics of jobs and oil to people for whom neither the former nor the latter is a problem while most folks in the county were dumping the contents of their refrigerators and freezers due to the huge power outage. (Today 59% of the 13,000 households are still without power.) I know what a huge ouch it's going to be to refill my fridge with food prices so high and there's just me. I feel really sorry for those with families without jobs and can't help but think how that million dollars raised could help those affected. I know . . . I know . . . be still my bleeding heart. From the coverage I saw, she really didn't say much of note.
She did a "photo op" at the airport for the press. She did express concern for the plight of Ohioans affected by the windstorms. Surveying the damage would have given her more credibility in my not so humble opinion. Maybe viewing the damage from the limo on the Interstate on her drive to Youngstown for the next rally/fund raiser counts.
I haven't written about Sarah and probably won't again so I'm going give y'all my take on her here and now. I am astounded that the Republican party has settled for her. Her profound lack of experience is the main reason and there's been little or no information on her educational credentials. As a woman who was an officer of the PTA (as well as various social and civic organizations), a soccer, swimming, track, and softball mom, and a community organizer (which Ms. Palin has elevated to cuss word status) for over forty years, I don't feel qualified to be a heartbeat away presidency. I do feel qualified to state that neither is Sarah Palin.
And yeah, I still want to vote NO! for president and so it goes . . .
Kay (in cranky mode)
[Afterthought: I wonder what Kurt Vonnegut would be saying about this election if he were still with us. I KNOW Barry Goldwater is rolling in his grave.]